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Is Sugar a Dangerous Drug?

Everybody has sugar; even people who are diabetic have some sugar in their controlled diets, knowingly or unknowingly. New research now says that sugar is actually an addictive and dangerous drug that can kill. CDC scientist says that sugar can kill Quanhe Yang, a senior scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, led [...]

Does That Expensive Vitamin D Supplement You Take Actually Help?

Vitamin D is one of those vitamins that are naturally made by the body when it is exposed to the ultraviolet rays of sunlight. However, for people who live in places where sunlight is not plentiful or, even if available, cannot reap its benefits because they are protected via sunscreen, the body can easily become [...]

Progress in Treating Burn Injuries

Many people suffer serious burn injuries that not only cause disfigurement, damage organs, cause extensive scarring and are difficult to heal as well These injuries can be a result of accidental fires at the workplace or home, natural fires or war or combat operations, often due to explosive devices. In the last decade there have [...]

Could the Drugs You Take Actually Make You More Infectious and Increase the Spread of Disease?

A large number of illnesses are extremely infectious as they are caused by viruses; even some bacterial infections can spread rapidly. This has often led to epidemic or even pandemic situations in many countries, given the frequency of air travel. Of these, respiratory ailments are the commonest and even if a flu vaccine is taken, [...]

Are You Taking Too Much Acetaminophen?

Acetaminophen, also popular as the brand Tylenol and as paracetamol in many countries, is commonly prescribed by healthcare professionals as a pain killer and anti-pyretic for fever. It is available over the counter, so is often self-prescribed and may be found in most medical cabinets as well. It is very commonly available as a combination [...]

The Latest Findings on High Blood Pressure

Millions of people suffer from high blood pressure or hypertension according to WHO and most of them have to take medicines to control their blood pressure. Two new findings can have an impact on hypertensive patients. One is about the actual blood pressure reading numbers for which medicines need to be taken and the other [...]

Two Blood Tests That May Be Able To Predict Heart Attack Risk

While people who have certain lifestyle diseases or genetic factors that predispose them to heart attacks or heart disease may have inkling that there is a possibility that they can suffer from a heart attack, others do not. Unless current diagnostic procedures are used after a patient suffers from angina or any significant event, there [...]

Important Facts You Should Know About Stroke

Suffering from a stroke can easily be a life-changing experience, if it is not fatal. Even a mild, transient ischemic stroke (TIA) can cause problems. A person who suffers a stroke can have paralysis in any part of the body. At times the paralysis may reverse over a period of time, but often, if the [...]

New Drug Patch Is a Faster Transdermal Drug Delivery System

Many people, especially children, are afraid of needles. However injectable drugs are a necessary evil for many reasons: some drugs can only be given via injection, whereas some drugs act faster when given in injectable form. Then there are instances where patients find it difficult to swallow pills for a number of medical reasons, and [...]

Ampion – A New Drug for Knee Pain?

Knee pain afflicts many people specially those who are suffering from osteoarthritis, are overweight or are not physically fit, especially with age. Unfortunately there is usually no long term medication and usually doctors simply prescribe pain killers, stronger ones when over the counter remedies don’t work. Often diseases like osteoarthritis are progressive in any case [...]